Prosecutors want judge to toss ex-Coast mayor’s motion
by Associated Press
Published: October 2,2012
GULFPORT — The U.S. Attorney’s Office is asking that a federal judge dismiss former Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr’s motion to vacate his guilty plea to theft of FEMA funds.
Prosecutors say Warr agreed not to seek post-conviction relief when he pleaded guilty three years ago to stealing $9,958 in FEMA relief funds after Hurricane Katrina.
The Sun Herald reports the government contends Warr and his wife, Laura, were given the money because they falsely claimed their family lived in a house on Beach Drive that Brent Warr was renovating.
Brent Warr, who had been mayor only a couple of months when Katrina hit, was staying at the house and doing most of the renovation work, but his family had not moved in.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- UPDATED: House subcommittee tosses discrimination elements from religious freedom bill
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- Reactive Surfaces files lawsuit against Toyota in patent dispute
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- White House hotel making comeback in Biloxi